Screen Time Before Bed Linked to Less Sleep, Higher BMIs in Kids

Using digital devices before bed may contribute to sleep and nutrition problems in children, according to new research.

After surveying parents about their kids’ technology and sleep habits, researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before bed was associated with less sleep, poorer sleep quality, more fatigue in the morning and — in the children who watched TV or used their cell phones before bed — higher body mass indexes (BMI).

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